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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 30, 2006 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: NonDead Concerts

When I was picking up my daughter from school today, I was listening to K-SHE 95, The Rock of St. Louis, and heard I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide and thought, "Man! ZZ Top was such a great show." Far and away, Grateful Dead concerts were the holy grail for me, and of course, Furthur Shows (Los Lobos, Hornsby, Hunter!), Ratdog, and Phil & Friends. But over the years, I've seen my share of other gigs that kicked my ass. Some that come to mind were Midnight Oil, Yes, Collective Soul, Dylan, They Might Be Giants, Jethro Tull, Zappa, BB King's shows w/Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Cray, Neil Young AND CSNY, Clapton, and . . . well, the list could go on. Anybody want to chime in?

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 3:43pm
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BryanE: I got to see U2 in 1980 in Boston at the Orpheum theatre (just before they really exploded and started the mega-sized venues) - absolutely electrifying performance. They had nothin' left at the end of the night.\

Saw Clapton a couple dozen times but once, also in Boston, in a club with about 1,500 of my closest friends -- stood about 10 feet directly in front of him the entire evening --at times their was white lightning coming out of his guitar and I had no enhancements in the bloodstream. Couldn't see him again in the bigger venues after that night.

Does this count? - I picked up Robert Plant in my cab along with three other people so he sat beside me up front. I had absolutely no idea who he was until I was at a red light and a woman practically disrobed on the hood of my cab. - real nice guy but he kept talking about how he was straight and had given up drugs, booze, etc and wanted to explore all the things he had missed for the all the years he was in a fog. -- After he said that I kept bustin' him sayin' he would have never survived in a real band like the Grateful Dead - his response - "yeah, you're probably right about that one." He offered me tickets to his show in Worcester later that night - told him I had to work - didn't realize it was an insult until I saw the expression on his face when I declined. === i gotta stop this short-story now..sorry about that --- AshesRising

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:25pm
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Cool story Ashes! My first concert ever was Robert Plant in 1983. Don't laugh people I was only 13 and this was the closest I could get to Zeppelin being a HUGE fan at that time. Anyways good to hear he was cool. When I met PAge I was SUPER impressed at how nice he was. SUre he was past his prime but Zeppelin were HUGE. He could have been an asshole and snubbed me but instead took the time to be nice, kind, and respectful to a slobbering youngster.

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Poster: wagglebee Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:01pm
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Eric Clapton puts on an incredible show as does Pink Floyd. But, I think one of the most incredible shows I've ever seen was the Eagles back in 1996.

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Poster: Fishead Date: Dec 1, 2006 6:52am
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radiators ....gov't mule...widespread panic....chicago..

rush......black crowes.(and w/jimmy page)....the firm..

pearl jam....jerry band.....dio...

worst show ever : twisted sister -one horrible band :(

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Poster: mickmac Date: Dec 1, 2006 10:07am
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hot tuna outdoors in western mass. tanglewood? or someplace nearby in the mid to late 70's. deep purple on boston commons summer concert series in the 70's.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 3:39pm
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Oh yeah, Pink Floyd - Momentary Lapse tour ( without Waters unfortunatly ). KILLER - sound and light show.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 30, 2006 6:21pm
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Queensryche "Operation Midcrime" tour, Veterans Colesium, Phoenix AZ, 1992
Pat Metheny w/ Greg Burton @ Hyatt Regency Ballroom, Cambridge, MA 1989 (900 seats)
Van Halen, Providence RI, 1982
Miles Davis, Lehigh University, 1986
Paco De Lucia, Madrid, 1982
Aerosmith, Phoenix AZ, last month (seriously, the old boys rocked the house and the crowd was mostly over 40)
Melissa Etheridge, Mesa Amphitheater AZ, 1993
Dan Fogelberg, Cambridge MA 1979 (before he went electric pop)

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Nov 30, 2006 6:57pm
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Saw the Allman Bros as an opening act at Fillmore West..they opened for, as I recall, BB King and Buddy Guy..

Tower of Power..had an invite to the album release party for their first album..

The Who with Lynrd Skynard opening for them at the Cow Palace..

Went to Fillmore West to see Janis on her last night with Big Brother..we stood in line for hours and hours..and by the time we got to the front of the line we were just too wasted to go inside..
Sure sounded good from the outside, though ;-)
But..I think the best non dead show I ever saw was at Great Woods in Mansfield, MA in 1989 (?)..a blues festival..Johnny Winter and then Stevie Ray Vaughn closed the show..Wow..that one blew me away. Johnny Winter was hotter than a firecracker that night..and Stevie Ray...what can one say but..truly amazing.


Jim

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Poster: dyermaker81 Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:25pm
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I am younger so forgive me....

New Kids on the Block
Green Day about 6 times
Jimmy Buffett 12 years straight...not sure how many shows.
The Dead...no Jerry
Willie Nelson
Tim Mcgraw
Faith Hill...she actually touched me
Pearl Jam
Aerosmith several times
Motley Crue
Roger Waters
Bob Dylan
Offspring
Slick Rick
Dashboard Confessional
New Found Glory...was actually in one of their videos
Guns N Roses
Rage Against the Machine
Tom Petty
Jackson Browne
DMB
Phish

Shyt i can't even remember anymore...but there are a lot.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:22pm
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Thanks for reminding me, saw Tower of Power in Providence sometime in the mid to late 80's. May have even been at that club that burned down. Creepy. And, yup, stevie in '89, fresh out of rehab and following the incredible In Step was at the top of his game, absoluetly brilliant.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:33pm
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damn, Mansfield MA Great Woods - 2 Miles from my house then and I missed that one - what a friggin moron - what the hell was i doin that night??!!

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:44pm
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Hey, thanks for responding to a post of mine without referring to..., well I think you know by now. Not that I mind, its always good to know that you've got folks watching your back.
Come to think of it, in order to prevent any further homo-erotic connotations, I should probably consider changing my poster name...again. Perhaps, oh, I don't know, ButtHoleSurfer? No? Maybe TightEnd (I do love the Patriots). I think I'll sit back and watch the suggestions come in.
"I hope you've got a big trunk, 'cause I'm putting my bike in it"

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:57pm
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too funny man - i said i'd be good ( did i really say that??? - i wasn't drinkin so i must have) damn!!!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:16pm
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Great thread...

Saw a bunch of shows at a place called the Fireman's Kitchen in Hickory NC. Small place - holds about 50 or so people. Here's some of what I saw there... Tom Constanten, John Hartford, Tony Rice w/ Jerry Douglas & Byron House, Peter Rowan, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Psychograss, Darrell Scott.

Saw Bela Fleck with Tony Trishka at a venue that held about 120 people.

Saw several of the Bluegrass Sessions shows - the coolest was at the Birchmere in Alxandria VA.

Saw Tony Rice & David Grisman a couple of times at another small venue (350 seats) in Hickory NC. Others I saw there... Acoustic Hot Tuna, Welch & Rawlings, Rice Rowan Marshall & Anger, Peter Rowan w/ various folks, Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall, Doc Watson, Victor Wooten.

Probably the coolest was a pair of shows in Charlotte NC featuring Johnny Cash. He was (as Letterman said) the walking definition of cool!

These are just some I can recall off the top of my head.
The Grateful Dead was always the best though.

Hopefully someday I will get around to transferring some of these tapes to CD...




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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:24pm
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Hey Dogs - You and have the same taste. I've noticed a slant toward electric music in this forum, which is not suprising. BUT, the acoustic/bluegrass genres are the current home of some of the most talented players one can see. You've named several.


P.S. - Just the shows I've seen in the last 5 years at the Sierra Nevada Big Room are enough to make all of you drool....slurp!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:34pm
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Hey dogs, thanks for reminding me - Peter Rowen and JErry Douglas. LOVE that sweet sound of Jerry's Dobro - he's the master. I knew PEte's songs but had no idea how great he is until I saw him live.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:38pm
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Jerry D, imho probably the best musician alive today...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:43pm
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Won't argue that he is without a doubt THE master of the Dobro. Amazing how he has his hands in everything too. Dude plays it super cool too. Amazing to watch and listen.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:47pm
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And how!!!

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:51pm
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My vote goes to Tommy Emmanuel. Jerry Douglas is a super-duper hot picker. My wife's uncle has the same name...too funny!

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:52pm
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Tommy Emmanuel? Gotta brain cramp, name's familiar but I'm not placing it...

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:01pm
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http://www.sierranevada.com/bigroom/videohighlights.html

Check-out both bands I've just plugged, at the link above...

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:11pm
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OK Tommy Emmanuel, Aussie guy right? I see that show on pbs friday nights after Austin City Limits. Had Roy Rogers last week.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 1, 2006 12:16am
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Yes! You are correct. PBS tapes the show at Sierra Nevada Brewery. BUT, only some PBS stations run the show.

The sessions they have taped so far, have not done justice to the venue. It's really cool and intimate. PLUS, pitchers are $8 and the food is great.

Just by coincidence, my local PBS station played the Ford Brothers show tonight. I watched the entire show. Itis the best one they've taped. Totally rockin'...

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:10pm
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Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings , the best slide-blues guitar player i've ever had the privilege to hear
http://www.roy-rogers.com/splash.php

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:44pm
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Saw him open up for Jerry at the Kaiser in 90 ( I think it was 90 ). TORE the place up. I was so impressed.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:28pm
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dogsinapile! -- acoustic Hot Tuna in such a small venue -- that must have been something special. I only saw them in a larger venue which crushed the acoustics. You've been treated to some fine nectar of shows -- it's real food for the soul, isn't it? -- thanks for sharing - Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:40pm
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That stinks Ashes. I've seen them many times, a lot of times in pretty small venues. Where'd you see them?

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:56pm
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Worcester, MA - I think it was "Mechanics Hall" -- coulda been great but somebody screwed up and left them without enough amps, speakers, etc. - Also saw them at a couple of summer "shed" venues as either a warm-up act or between sets with the same results - the acoustic guitar was no match for the environment, but I could see the chemistry between them and how awesome it could have been -- I'd trade a dozen Clapton shows to have seen them once in the right environment. -- Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:20pm
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Oh yeah they are truly great. I hope you get the chance. I've probably seen them 20-30 times between SF and Colorado. Mostly small venues. Hey I have a somewhat dark and grainy ( but still WAY watchable and way worth watching ) DVD of that legendary Fillmore show they did with Kanter, Papa John, Grace Slick, Will Scarlett but I have no way to copy DVD. 3-4-88 is the date and it's a GREAT show if you haven't heard it. It's the one that inspired the not so inspired Airplane reunion. If you want I'd be happy to send it to you if you send it back. Unfortunatly it's missing the second half because the damn VHS I copied it from got ate. I still have that too in case I ever find someone who can splice.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:59pm
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johnnyonthespot - thanks for the offer. How about I take a rain-check and see if I can find it on-line or via another means? - I'll let you know if I make any progress. - Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:32pm
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Sure. I've never seen it anywhere though. Let me know. Hope I didn't scare you regarding the quality because I think it is good enough to watch.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 9:16pm
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johnnyonthespot: ..I didn't mean to mislead you -- nothing to do with quality -- remember I grew up with 20th generation cassette tapes -- nothing can hold back the Muse@

I am going to check with at least one (possibly two) contact in the industry who may possibly have access to the complete show or at least know where to search for it. Either one of them could possibly point us in the direction of getting the VHS fixed as well. I never knew about that show though unfortunately I did catch the "not so inspired reunion" --- they were turning down Jorma's guitar when I saw them back here on the east coast--one of the weirder things I have ever witnessed. -- do you remember that?

I look forward to seeing the show. Shoot me an email at: jerri1031-dp3ATyahooDOTcom. Thanks a lot, -- Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 11:03pm
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I used to be an Airplane Fiend! But never got to see them in the day of course. I saw the Airplane reunion at the Greek, Concord pavillion, Fillmore West ( reopened not back in the day of course - too young ), free show in GG Park THEN saw my second Dead show at Shoreline ( talk about a long day ). Anyway, I think Jorma took a hike before that tour even started. From what I've heard ( rumour ) him and Jack barely even showed up for any rehearsals for the album. Couldn't figure out why all the cheesy hired guns at the time - infighting again I'm sure. What I do remember is tripping my ass off at the Greek and during the Hot Tuna set having an OLDER chick turn to me and ask " who are these people?" in a pissy attitude as if she expected We Built this City. Also remember at the Concord show Jorma lying on the drum riser ( right in front of the BASS drum and this is Kenny Arnoff mind you that guy plays loud )during Balins Miracles. At the time I figured he was protesting. Maybe they turned him down but my feeling still is he was there for the $.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 11:29pm
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...well, I don't know the deal but some really negative stuff was pouring off that stage. Did you send me an email so I can follow-up with you over the weekend? - Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 11:36pm
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sending it now

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:56pm
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The Acoustic Hot Tuna was in November 2000. Great show in a great venue. Made a DAT soundboard that night. Haven't listened to it years - maybe I'll pull it out this weekend...

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 1, 2006 9:27am
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Seems like I'm always late to the party on the cool threads but I'll chime in on this one...

SNACK (I was 15 and I DID NOT GET the GD that day)
Lynyrd Skynyrd Winterland '75
Day on the Green w/ Trower, Dave Mason, Frampton, Fleetwood Mac ('75--before Frampton and the Mac (w/ Lindsey/Stevie) went huge
Journey (BEFORE Steve Perry turned them into wimps, they were a great prog/jam band--Aynsley Dunbar on drums)--several times 74-77
Little Feat--BCT '78--w/ Lowell
Marley '79--Oakland Aud (w/ Ronnie Wood on long encore; BTW, this show is on the Wolfgang's Vault site)
Many Lindley/El Rayo shows at various clubs in Bay Area
Jim Carroll Band
Clash/English Beat at SF Civic
Stones 78, 81
Who 80(?), 82
Zappa--BCT
Van Morrison--BCT
Lots of reggae greats when I was living in Humboldt 83-86 (never could figure out why they always came through in October and November!)
Punk shows at the Stone and Fab Mab in the early 80's
X
My first Strawberry Fest in '86 had Grisman, Newgrass, John Hartford, Hot Rize, The Dillards--Jam on Sunday night with about 20 people on stage doing bluegrass standards--totally sick shit. I was hooked on grass (blue) from then on
At Strawberry (at various times):Arlo, Gillian Welch, Emmylou, Lucinda, Steve Earle, Hot Rize, Tim O'Brien, Allison Krauss w/ Jerry D., Lindley, Sam Bush, Grisman, Bluegrass Sessions, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Alvin, Jimmy LaFave, Roseanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark and on and on and on...
Note:Many of the artists at Strawberry claim it is their favorite festival to play. It is definitely my favorite to attend. Held twice a year (Memorial and Labor Day weekends) just outside of Yosemite. Always sells out early. Great family vibe, very well run fest. I used to go to both fests every year--now we go to just one. I can't speak highly enough of this fest. It has significantly helped fill the gap left by no more
GD shows. Not so ironically, I started my annual attendance in Sept. 95. After the music ended on Sunday night, I was blissfully wandering around the camp around 1 AM and heard Garcia singing Amazing Grace on the little festival radio station. Jerry had just passed and I was overcome with emotion. I was by myself and I just got this profound feeling of sadness and resignation, mixed with exhiliration and joy at how fortunate I had been to spend almost 20 years enjoying and loving his music. And here was something I had never heard before and it was absolutely magical. I will NEVER forget that moment in my life. What I was hearing turned out to be the Pizza Tapes, which weren't released for several more years. Until it was released, I wondered if I had really heard Jerry sing Amazing Grace that night in the woods near Yosemite. God, what an experience...

Whoa--Sorry about that--got a little off topic, I guess.

Live Music Is Better, Bumper Stickers Will Be Issued (NY)
Thanks to this forum and you very cool guys and gal.
Tom

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 3:33pm
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Oh great, here's where all the old timers come in and make the rest of us feel jealous - " yeah I saw Cream, Hendrix, Zeppelin, etc. etc."

I've seen many a good show but of course no one beats the Dead. Lets see

Two shows that barely reached the 90 min mark that I felt I got my moneys worth:

Rickie Lee Jones
Lou Reed

Other great shows:

Seen Hot Tuna more times than I remember, allways great

Allman Bros - not with Duane of course ( too young ) but still with Dickey. ALLWAYS put on a kick ass show.

Los Lobos
Bela Fleck
KIMOCK - some of the best musical experiences outside the Dead

saw Jimmy Page - show wasn't all that but I got to meet him by accident which was a total Waynes World moment " I'm not worthy"

Dang! I know I'm forgetting a ton but musically those were some of the best

Favorite venues - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, Red Rocks - Colorado, Great American Music Hall - SF

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 30, 2006 6:27pm
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Johnny-
Rickie Lee Jones, eh? Now there's somebody I'd love to see.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:30pm
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Saw her twice. Once at the Greek ( forgot what year, probably 89 ) and once in Denver where she played solo acoustic ( on the tour she made that album from ) Both were GREAT shows! If you ever get the chance do it.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:06pm
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My bad, I heard Duane live too...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:16pm
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Right on Cush! So you're saying you saw the others too? Oh man!

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:45pm
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1st Led Zep tour, Jethro Tull opening for Paul Butterfield and th Dead, Allman Bros. Still actually have a ticket stub from Cream's farewell performance in LA, '67. Hendix, doors Janice... A little 60's anecdote; Jim Morrisons girlfriend Pamela was my jr high school principals daughter...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:28pm
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Wow! That's cool. Did you know you were watching legends at the time?

Here's the closest I can get to the Morrison thing - went to the same school in Alameda he went to, of course MANY years later. The PE teacher used to cut hair and remembered Morrison. Also there was a guy named Fudd that ran a record store that used to be friends with him, he's even mentioned in that book. Ok that's the closest I can get.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:46pm
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Yep, I think we did...

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:53pm
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That's awesome Cush. Great stories.

Not sure where you reside these days, but the Ford Brothers Blues Band does the Bloomfield/Butterfield style better than anybody going, imo(if you're into that). Robben Ford is a great guitarist and his brothers are completely underrated talents....

Damn, just missed 'em on 11/24 in SF w/Chris Cain.....ahhhhh!

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:08pm
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Love Bloomfield! Very familiar with Robben Ford too. Good stuff! I'm in the Phoenix area, I'll check my listings. Did just see Chicago Blues Reunion will be back here soon.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:31pm
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I just got back from work and saw what a can of worms I opened when I started this thread. Cool!
I never the saw the mighty Zep, either, but it was going to be my first concert. I can't remember the venue, but it was during high school in the bay area, so maybe it was supposed to be the Cow Palace or Oakland Coliseum. Who knows? A bunch of us rode the BART into SF and I bought the tix at ol' Bill Graham's 1333 Columbus Store, my brother took hold of them, and then we wandered around the city for the rest of the day. By the time we made it back to the station to start the ride back home, he discovered he had lost the tix. OUCH! Zep eventually had to pull out of the tour, anyway-Plant broke his leg or Bonham broke his skull or some shit-so it didn't really matter, except I wasn't able to get the refund. Someone probably did though. One man gathers . . .
First big-name group I did see was a little local act called The Grateful Dead. They were the warm-up band for some gang of hooligans called The Who. Perhaps you've heard of them.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Nov 30, 2006 8:31pm
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The Byrds, Summer 69 Charleston WV - (Clarence White)

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Poster: dehead Date: Dec 1, 2006 8:43pm
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The Who in MSG in 79
Little Feat in a gym at Rowan in NJ in 79
A band called Renaissance in a bar in PA

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Poster: Olias of Sunhillow Date: Dec 1, 2006 9:42pm
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Man, I would have loved to have seen the classic Renaissance lineup... you may have guessed that if you know what my username refers to.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 2, 2006 1:58pm
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I thought Olias of Sunhillow was a solo album by Jon Anderson of Yes. How does Renaissance figure in?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 1, 2006 9:55pm
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Of course i have to ask you!!! who is Renaissance???

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 2, 2006 9:59am
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Dire,
For some reaon, webapges are loading at a snail's pace this morning and I can't reach the one with the non-Dead shows thread quickly enough to suit my impatient nature, so I'll jump in on this one whether Olias has answered or not.
Rennaissance was an early to mid-70's orchestral rock act that produced lengthy album-side-long pieces. Probably their most famous release was Scheherazade, their version of the legend of the Persian girl who staved off certain death by the order of a king who had killed some three thousand wives before her by telling him fascinating stories that kept him entranced and wanting to hear more. She told him a new story each night, resulting in "A Thousand And One Arabian Nights."
Rennaissance's trump card during their heyday was, arguably, their great singer, a woman named Annie Haslam, who could easily be compared to Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span. The band was actually started by a couple of guys from the Yardbirds, Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith, but I don't think they stayed with the group long enough to realize the moderate success that it eventually achieved.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 2, 2006 8:14pm
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( it was loading really slow this morning - was wondering if it was just on my end)

thanks very much for that descriptive and informative reply. you have jogged my memory a bit by mentioning Sheherazade (sp) - although for the life of me i cannot remember the actual tune - i do know i heard it at least once many many moons ago though. would be a hoot trying to find that one again - will be a fun challenge :)

faint memories are fun

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Poster: Street Pig Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:01am
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Kiss Debut Tour 73 New York>Drummer blew up Gene spat blood
Led Zep MSG 73 Page had gotten his hand injured in a subway incident but still blew us away!
Marshal Tucker Band Convention Hall Atlantic City NJ 73_75
Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Beacon Theater 1977 prior to the crash>THe hotest Rock & Roll Show ever!
SCI 7.18.01 11.07.01 7.23.2003
Eric Clapton/Robert Cray 10.15.06 Raleigh

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Poster: desact Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:24pm
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Among my favorites:

Jefferson Airplane, James Gang (early Joe Walsh) and a few others bands at Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island about in the summer of '72, I think.

The Who in Buffalo in 1975.

Talking Heads in Rochester in the early 80s.

The Police (with Flock of Seagulls and The Fixx--ha!) in Rochester, August 7, 1983)

And especially, the New Riders and Commander Cody free in Central Park NYC in August '74 (Lama has it). What a blast!

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Poster: Scrim Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:31pm
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Back in his prime:

Johnny Winter

He would blow the doors off the arena. He would start playing, and not stop until the set was over. I witnessed broken strings where the roadie would strap on another guitar while he was still playing the other one, and he wouldn't miss a beat switching over. He could rock.

I saw him this past summer. He is almost blind, can barely walk, but he could sit in his chair and rip it up like no other.

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Poster: jw97760 Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:47pm
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Arlo Guthrie in a Unitarian church in New Hampshire. My parents came up from Connecticut--this was my birthday present. I don't do church, but there was something about sitting between my parents on cushiony velvet pews while Guthrie sang an a capella version of "Amazing Grace."

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Poster: elkdog Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:02pm
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I'm gonna fess up and say that Phish shows were fantastic, though much more so pre-hiatus.

David Byrne also puts on a great show.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:39pm
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NOthing wrong there. Saw Phish about 5 times, all at Red Rocks and all were fantastic shows

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:06pm
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Hey BrianE- I too live in St. Louis! Had KSHE on when I went to lunch and to my surprise Playin then Casey Jones. Growing up in rural NH, shows, good or bad, were few and literally far between. And while I was at 5/7/77 Boston Dead for my first show, I was uninitiated and didn't really know what I was seeing. The microdot blurred the rest. However, Fleetwood Mac/Eagles/Boz Scaggs that summer at Foxboro was like nothing I had ever seen before. Another fave was the Allman Bros/Edgar Winter Band in Portland Me. Zappa at the American Theater in St. Louis (I hope you got to see a show there-used to be an Orpheum) was mind numbing- especially when he broke into Whipping Post. Nice thread. So, what part of the area do you live? Perhaps beers, or better yet Dark Star in January?

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:17pm
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JodyC
We're way over here in Centralia, IL. Don't get into the Gateway City too much these days, but when we do, maybe we'll hook up. Money's really tight right now, so we don't have any plans to get over there in the near future. Would love to see Seger at Scottrade Center, because I've got a soft spot in my heart for him, but it ain't gonna happen. Nor will Red Hot Chili Peppers. Or Los Lonely Boys. Or Gregg and Devon Allman. Speaking of Devon, though, it's not unheard of for us to make it to Schwagstock. Saw Devon there. I worked up a sweat just listening to that rockin' young man.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:28pm
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If there was a group or person I could see other than the dead (and all of jerrys side projects) it would be Zappa and the mothers.. Whoever said they saw zappa..*raises fist to the sky in anger!*

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:28pm
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I also have tix for Gov't Mule and Zappa plays Zappa at the Pageant. Interested?

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:45pm
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Jody-
I don't know if you made that offer to me, but if so, like I said, making the 130-odd mile round trip at any point in the near future looks pretty unlikely. Many thanks, though. That Zappa Plays Zappa show does sound pretty cool. I saw Frank in Carbondale back in about '82 or so. It was just as fun as one might expect, even more so. Never saw the Mule, but did see Warren when he was part of "The Dead." And I saw that other Warren (Zevon) open for The Grateful Dead in Boulder for one of their 15th anniversary shows. And one night, also in Carbondale, I was walking home from actually doing some studying at Morris Library when I heard some sounds wafting out of Shryock Auditorium as I was strolling by. "Hey, Zevon's playing in their tonight. Hmmmm, I wonder . . . " So, I just walked in that small venue, saw no one inside the front door, and just sauntered upstairs without a ticket to catch the last half-dozen or so songs of his show. Other shows I saw at that place, which was actually designed to be a classical recital hall so it's a very cool venue to see a concert, were King Crimson, Todd Rundgren solo, The Psychedelic Furs (they kinda sucked), and REM on their first full-scale tour (didn't like 'em all that much, either. Years later, though, saw them at the Riverport/UMB Bank Pavilion/soon-to-be another Verizon Barn outside St. Louis, and they were absolutely wonderful.)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 30, 2006 6:24pm
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Completely understood. If you're ever on this side to begin with and only have the return trip home, maybe a beverage would be in order.

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Poster: Razputin Date: Dec 1, 2006 1:08pm
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The most amazing non dead shows for me were Zappa at the Empire Pool Wembley in 73 and 88 also honourable mention to Robert Hunter at the Venue London 1979.We spent journey there discussing who would back him. Then he appeared with just his acoustic and blew everyone away.After the first show they had to announce that all the crowd could stay and the second show ticket holders would have to squeeze in !

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:58pm
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Ok, here's an oldtimer chiming in with just some of the great shows I was lucky enough to attend (some of the dates may be a year off, Memory loss, you know!!):

Pink Floyd "The Wall" concert Nassau Colliseum 79
Santana 78 Paladium and numerous other times
Led Zepplin in '77 in Rome, Italy
Little Feat 77 Paladium
Hot Tuna, Capitol theater, Passaic '78 and numersous other times
The Who '79, Montreal 82, Folsom Field
Tull Folsom Field '82 (Same Show as The Who)
Zappa/Beefheart at the Paladium in '78
Zappa Fox Theater '79
Bob Marley '79 Memorial Hall Vermont
Talking Heads at CBGBs '77 and Red Rocks '82
Peter Tosh Rainbow, Denver 1982
David Bromberg Band many times.
Pat Metheny, at Glenn Miller Ballroom 1981 Boulder
David Lindley & El Rayo-X, Glenn Miller Ballroom
The Clash at Red Rocks
U2 at Red Rocks
English Beat (Great Shows) at the Rainbow in Denver
Jerry/John Kahn Accosutic Mackey Aud, Boulder 2 shows 1982

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-12-01 00:58:57

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:37pm
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WOAH! I remember the Rainbow in Denver! Saw a few shows there but I'd be embarassed to say what they were. Sad, did you hear what it turned into? A Walgreens

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:12pm
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Purple Gel - do you mind givin' a little review of the Marley show (small venue?) and the Talking Heads? -- I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Little Feat yet. - Ashes

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:22pm
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The first show I ever went to was 7/30 Irvine Meadows (screw the whole "verizon wireless amphitheatre" BS) and I saw.......


CSNY!!!!!

I loved it. Was in tears when they played wooden ships. It was cool.. they played all the old stuff.. including deja vu (!). Crosby's voice was off the hook, and neil was going off on guitar, and yeah. I loved it. I wish I could have gone to a dead show =/

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 30, 2006 6:09pm
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Purple gel-
Marley? Tosh? The Clash? The Wall? Zeppelin in Rome? English Beat? Zappa/Beefheart? Talking Heads at CBGB's? U2 at Red Rocks? Little Feat in '77? DAVID LINDLEY AND EL RAYO-FUCKING-X? You're killing me.

Hey, I did see Santana in '78. I don't think I ever fully recovered from that one. Saw them again on the Supernatural tour. Totally different kind of show. Everlast, who did Turn Your Lights On on that album opened and Carlos joined him on stage for it. That was nice.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:43pm
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OK, dont laugh at me, but growing up in the 80's I loved the metal bands at the time. Iron Maiden, Priest, Metallica, Ozzy, Scorpions. Saw them all. I guess my other personality saw bands like Tull (didn't he win a grammy for best metal band?), Floyd and JGB. Living by the Brendan Byrne arena and MSG was always great. I found a scalper outside the Garden who sold us 3 Floyd tickets for $15. He had so many tickets he was desparate!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:34pm
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No laughing here. I was a metal head in my Day. Still love Black Sabbath with Ozzy.

Saw Iron Maiden three times.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 30, 2006 6:54pm
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saw Rainbow several time (not that i am proud of it) and Deep Purple (they were cool though)

too many metal bands to name (why did i got to those - someone tell me???)